Presentation on theme: "The 100 Year War: What Happened By Yevgeniy Pinskiy."— Presentation transcript:
The 100 Year War: What Happened By Yevgeniy Pinskiy
What Caused It The British King Edward the Third decided to take the French throne for himself and invaded France from the French city of Harfleur. The war started in 1337. The French were losing up to 1422 when both, King Edward III and French King Philip IV, died and Joan of Arc became captain.
Joan of Arc Joan of Arc was born in 1412 at Domremy and began to receive visions at 16. These visions told her to offer her services to the dauphin (the lord of France) and so in 1429 she appeared before him and convinced him to let her lead his army. She won a major victory at the Siege of Orleans and turned the tide of the war. She was captured by the English however in 1430 and was convicted of being a heretic. She was burned at the stake.
The Effects of the War The English lost a lot of their troops in the battles and was also bankrupt from borrowing from Florentine bankers in the early years of the war. Roving bands of mercenaries that were hired by the British for slash-and-burn tactics refused to disband and roamed France and England, gathering members (some bands reached 12,000 members) and terrorizing the countryside and some cities.